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Sunday, April 18 • 04:00 - 04:50
Drawing on Non-Western Traditions in Comics and Illustration

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In a world where Western comics and art are advertised so much more to us than any other media, we forget about cultures from other shores rich with their own unique history and mythos that informs their storytelling and artistic sensibilities. In this session, we’ll be discussing precisely that--- non-Western creators, story structures, aesthetic styles and techniques, and how that enhances the work that can only uniquely come from these shores.
Join us as we learn more about Drawing on non-Western Traditions in Comics and Illustration.

Moderators
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Jaime Lau

Game Arts Student
Currently, Jaime (he/they) is a game arts student based in Malaysia, dabbling in character design, visual storytelling and game writing.His art style---a blend of inspirations from anime to literature---is commonly juxtaposed as "focused and detailed" with "sketchy, loose with raw... Read More →

Speakers
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Farid Nad

Freelance Illustrator, Farideacs Art
A 24 year old kampung kid hailing from a sleepy coastal town, Farid (he/dia) is a full-time freelance illustrator and english communications degree graduate.Farid's works feature themes of identity, belonging and hope, with most focusing on the intricacies of the malay identity and... Read More →
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Sloane Leong

Attendee
Sloane Leong is a mixed indigenous cartoonist, artist, and writer. She is currently working on the sequel to her sci-fi adventure comic Prism Stalker and has a new graphic novel out from First Second called A Map to the Sun. She is currently living in Chinook Territory near Portland... Read More →
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Murewa Ayodele

Comic Book Writer, Collectible Comics NG
Murewa Ayodele is a Nigerian comic book creator who has always had a passion for animation and all things illustrated from a very young age, even though as a kid in Nigeria, he barely had access to any. He didn't buy his own print copy of a comic book till he was in college and at... Read More →


Sunday April 18, 2021 04:00 - 04:50 UTC
Swooperton
  Comics, Panel |   Art/Illustration, Panel